The Johnston Family Blog

Happenings and musings from the Johnston family

Thursday, September 16, 2010


how great and glorious is our Creator.

A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of
life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce
and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do
it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For
grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.
But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the
moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be
that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It
may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown
old, and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a
mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical ENCORE.”
_g.k. chesterton,

No comments: